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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Before Pornistan

Before Pornistan ... What a (Mostly) Real Woman Looks Like

For whatever her reason, Kathy Shaidle links to some other blog on which are posted pictures of Playboy's Miss March 1966. Now, may Gentle Reader bear with me, the reason that *I* draw your attention to this is that we may mentally compare the former ideal of female beauty, from near the start of the pornification of our society, to the plasticized monstrosities which are today held up as the ideal, now that our society is fully pornified.

Now, I personally much dislike peroxide-blonde hair, and I'm not crazy about natural blonde (I prefer a rich brunette color) ... but what man in his right mind wants a woman with plastic tits, when the real thing is so beautiful? Also, what man in his right mind wants a woman who will not keep the beauty of her breasts for only him?

What benefit, exactly, has the Pornistan we now live in done any of us?

14 comments:

Crude said...

Agreed heartily. Plastic bodies, horrible fashion sense, atrocious behavior (which, really, matters as much to appeal as anything else).

That's an oft overlooked shame of that 'pornification'. It doesn't even get sexiness right!

Ilíon said...

"That's an oft overlooked shame of that 'pornification'. It doesn't even get sexiness right!"

Indeed; there are few things less "sexy" than the salacious behavior and images by which we are constantly bombarded, both in "entertainment" and now in real life imitating that "entertainment."

Ilíon said...

"... behavior (which, really, matters as much to appeal as anything else)."

That's also very true; the most beautiful woman (or handsome man) imaginable who behaves in a beastly manner might as well be one in fact, for appeal/desire, being related to love and respect, cannot stand on looks alone.

AWA said...

Pornistan has had a long standing fatwa against the Phallistinians for quite awhile now. Not a whole lot of explosives, but plenty of plastic and silicone, that.

Ilíon said...

Now that was funny.

Ilíon said...

Here's a post, on a blog I've just discovered, which is also about 'Pornistan.'

MK said...

The way women dress these days, so little is left to the imagination. It's just boring to an extent.

Ilíon said...

Yes, it does become boring.

An observation/question from the 'Biblical Manhood' post I linked above --

"How can women wield absolute power in the realm of sexuality? Well, the degree to which female sexuality is celebrated and publicly flaunted in our culture is unprecedented. I cannot but wonder if there is a connection between the fact that (1) a lot of women are increasingly incapable of relating to men in healthy ways and (2) women are increasingly resorting to extreme measures to beautify themselves and flaunt their sexuality in front of men. In short, we may have a craven attempt to heighten the demand for something that is losing its real value."

AWA said...

From the quote above: "In short, we may have a craven attempt to heighten the demand for something that is losing its real value."

I can read that to mean that it's increasingly losing its real value (or interest) to men. Recall that there's been talk of the attempted feminization of men in America - well, there you go.

I remember having several someones from overseas ask why women in this country dress the way they do (implying that women dress provocatively). Goes to show that the world notices, and is about as impressed with the classiness of our culture as we are.

I'd relate what the Hebrew term is for Brittney Spears in Israel, but it's not polite.

Ilíon said...

"I remember having several someones from overseas ask why women in this country dress the way they do (implying that women dress provocatively)."

American women seem to cluster at two extremes in the way they present themselves: slattern and slob. This isn't to say that American men do any better, we seem to have gravitated to slob. And, it may be merely that one notices the extremes more than the middle.

In any even, the slatternly look and behavior is not meant to please men in general or any man in particular; rather, it is a means of competition with other women: men are just the chits by which these women are keeping score. And, when a woman tires of this competition, since it never was about pleasing men, she tends to "let herself go."

The Deuce said...

Dang, her breasts were real, but that waist-to-hip ratio is something you don't often see nowadays even with plastic surgery. I just looked her up on Wikipedia, and it says she had a 19-inch waist, which is crazy. Like, only children naturally have that size. Even an anorexic woman wouldn't. Which leads me to believe that she probably made use of a pre-plastic surgery form of artificial body modification that was still popular back then: the corset.

Ilíon said...

Deuce,
I had initiaally written "Before Pornistan ... What a Real Woman Looks Like," but decided that "Before Pornistan ... What a (Mostly) Real Woman Looks Like" would likely be more accurate.

Ilíon said...

Heidi Montag's 10 Plastic Surgery Procedures: Before & After PHOTOS -- this isn't 10 surgeries in her life, it's 10 in one day.

I have no idea who Heidi Montag is; I suppose she's famous for being famous.

In the "before" photo, she clearly has already been surgically altered (consider, for instance, the quite unnatural breasts) ... and she looks far better "before" than "after." Her face is far more pleasing, in its lines and in its details; her breasts, unnatural though they are in the “before,” are still far more appealing than “after;” her torso, waist and hip “lines” are more appealing.

In short, she wasted good money, and endured discomfort and pain, to make herself “more” “attractive” … and all she got was this? And now, she’s afraid to jog ore even hug someone, left she break that “attractive” look?

This young woman is 23 or 24! This is so sad, and so perverse.

Ilíon said...

Mail Online: Teen tennis star has breast reduction surgery in bid to boost her game

Years and years ago, I met a German woman whose husband (an American) had left her following breast reduction surgery to alleviate her constant back pain. And the thing is, she *still* had breasts that were huge in comparison to her height and frame.